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Officials search IL, IN for missing radioactive container via WishTV.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTHI) –  The search is underway for a missing radioactive container in Illinois and Indiana.

On Friday, a southern Illinois logging company notified the Illinois Emergency Management Agency that it wasn’t able to locate a “radioactive well logging source holder.”

The search for the device has spanned across 18 counties in both Illinois and Indiana.

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Officials say the missing container shields radioactive materials housed inside.

They say if you find the device, you would not be exposed to dangerous radiation exposure, but you should not approach the container.

It is described as silver in color, 12 inches tall and 14 inches in diameter. It weighs about 75 lbs.

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